history of applicant tracking systems, ats

It’s hard to believe all the changes that have taken place in how people apply for jobs within the past 40 years. With the spur of the internet, applications moved quickly from classifieds and paper submissions to email and eventually online portals. With the facilitation of submitting job applications thanks to sites like Monster.com, more people began submitting more applications for more positions.

To help hiring managers maintain the surge in applications, they needed to develop a system- Applicant Tracking Systems. As you are probably aware, Applicant Tracking Systems, or ATS, break down applications by word to help hiring managers find skill matches for positions (which is very helpful when suddenly faced with an average of 118 applications per position). So how do people looking for jobs now combat these Applicant Tracking Systems? That’s where Jobscan comes in.

Read more: What is an applicant tracking system?

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Want more information on Applicant Tracking Systems? Check out our comprehensive guide.

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